[arch-general] Shutdown and reboot not working after last weekend update

Don deJuan donjuansjiz at gmail.com
Fri Jun 15 13:56:31 EDT 2012

On 06/15/2012 08:29 AM, David C. Rankin wrote:
> On 06/14/2012 03:12 PM, Victor Silva wrote:
>> I have no shares. Can I somehow try to umount everything in mtab? I'm not
>> familiar with the internal workings of mtab. I will read a bit. Also the
>> only thing I assume could be hanging is my external HD which I
>> disconnected
>> having no effect on the problem behavior. Still I reported that my /boot
>> partition was being mounted and listed on kde file manager (forgot its
>> name) which was not default behavior. So could be the case that /boot is
>> hanging my shoutdown? I don't get the reason umount -a && shutdown -h now
>> did not do the trick.
>> I ask gently again if you could inform me why did the "magic reboot" did
>> work while shutdown did not.
>> Regards,
>> Victor
> Victor,
>    I am no expert in the shutdown logic that Arch uses, but it is fairly
> easy to follow. During shutdown, /etc/rc.shutdown is called and the
> 'umount_all' command is supposed to take care of unmounting all non-api
> filesystems. If you have specific commands you need run in _addition to_
> what is done by rc.shutdown, then you can put those commands in
> /etc/rc.local.shutdown. The /etc/rc.local.shutdown must be executable to
> be called (chmod +x) or (chmod 0755). The rc.local.shutdown file is
> called close to the beginning of rc.shutdown.
>    Looking at your mtab file and comparing to mine, I do not have any
> usb drives connected to my system. Somebody more familiar with issues
> related to usb drives will need to comment. You might want to try
> Guillermo's shutdown modified as follows:
> umount -arfl -t usbfs,fuseblk
>    I don't know if that will do it, but you have 5 fuseblk filesystems
> and 1 usbfs mounted. I don't know how Arch handles their unmounting.
>    Lastly, I do not use the gnome gvfs-fuse-daemon. That is another
> entry to look at and make sure it isn't the issue. Maybe try your
> rc.local.shutdown with:
> umount -arfl -t usbfs,fuseblk
> killall gvfs-fuse-daemon  # or whatever that process actually runs as

Well just tried reinstalling made no difference. So I guess I will be 
looking it why it is starting that way. It may or may not be related to 
the shutdown issues. But other than this one thing my symptoms seem to 
match this minus the screen turning red when freezing. I will post back 
here if I sort anything out that may help this problem.

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